Did Cleveland figure something out? Cavaliers rout Celtics 118-94 to even series

Did the Cleveland Cavaliers figure something out, or was this a one-off night for the Boston Celtics?

It was undoubtedly a classic Donovan Mitchell night. A guy with a history of big playoff games added to that legacy scoring 23 of his 29 points in the second half

it would have been a lot more had Mitchell been forced to play the entire fourth quarter in attack mode) and hit some big-time shots.

Cleveland went into the Boston Garden and pulled away when they shot 7-of-10 from 3 in the third quarter while Mitchell got red hot. The Cavaliers cruised to a 118-94 Game 2 win.

Cleveland found one thing that worked, one thing that they need to continue if they are going to push Boston — big games from Evan Mobley and Caris LeVert. Mobley finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while LeVert scored 21.

Boston fans can argue their team was just complacent after dominating Miami in the first round and then Game 1 of this series, but it also fits a pattern.

Thursday was one of those nights. Jaylen Brown was 0-of-6 from 3. Derrick White came back to earth and was 1-of-8. Overall, the Celtics shot 22.9% from beyond the arc.